You can glimpse at the legend of Bussy Adam and make a case that it could be measured in numbers — 457 to be exact, the number of wins he collected as head coach at Newton (Mass.) North High School, the most of any high school coach in Massachusetts history.
However, his impact on the game in this region is much greater than any number could convey, and the influence he has had on countless players in his 39 years of coaching the Tigers is immeasurable.
Adam’s legacy in Newton began to shape sometime around 1973, when he entered high school and began to take sports more seriously.
He moved on to play lacrosse at Boston State under the tutelage of Gordy Webb before returning to his alma mater to serve as an assistant coach with the Tigers’ lacrosse team from 1980 to ’86.